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“consider” in English

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uk /kənˈsɪd.ər/ us /kənˈsɪd.ɚ/

consider verb (POSSIBILITY)

B1 [ I or T ] to spend time thinking about a possibility or making a decision:

Don't make any decisions before you've considered the situation.
[ + question word ] Have you considered what you'll do if you don't get the job?
[ + -ing verb ] We're considering selling the house.
She's being considered for the job.
I'd like some time to consider before I make a decision.

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consider verb (SUBJECT/FACT)

C1 [ T ] to give attention to a particular subject or fact when judging something else:

You've got to consider the time element when planning the whole project.
[ + question word ] If you consider how long he's been learning the piano, he's not very good.

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consider verb (OPINION)

B2 [ T often + obj + (to be) + noun/adj ] to believe someone or something to be, or think of him, her, or it as something:

He is currently considered (to be) the best British athlete.
We don't consider her to be right for the job.
I consider myself lucky that I only hurt my arm in the accident.
Do you consider him a friend of yours?
[ + (that) ] She considers (that) she has done enough to help already.
be highly/well considered

to be very much admired:

I don't like her books, but I know she's very highly considered.

(Definition of “consider” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“consider” in American English

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considerverb [ T ]

us /kənˈsɪd·ər/

consider verb [ T ] (THINK ABOUT)

to think about a particular subject or thing or about doing something or about whether to do something:

Consider Clara Barton, who founded the American Red Cross.
We considered moving to California, but decided not to.
[ + question word ] We have to consider what to do next.

consider verb [ T ] (CARE ABOUT)

to care about or respect:

Before raising the admission prices, consider the fans.

consider verb [ T ] (HAVE AN OPINION)

to believe to be; to think of as:

What some people would consider a personal attack, Andy considers a friendly discussion.

(Definition of “consider” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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Under these new rules, which are identical all over the world, countries will not be allowed to consider the same product more harmful or less harmful than in other countries.
I consider it very important.
I consider this to be unacceptable.
Between considerations of backwardness and urgency, we must not confine ourselves to speeding up this process but must instead consider the democratic and political conditions under which it takes place.
We need to consider if we need new joint-decision structures in the face of these revolutionary developments, new structures for listening to employees and making decisions.
I consider that we have succeeded in producing draft legislation which provides sound incentives to change and which also encourages ecological foresight.
Having made this extremely alarming observation, it is essential to consider the means of combating this phenomenon in order to protect our children.
In addition, we need to consider in the drafting exercise horizontal judicial issues such as defining the competent jurisdiction, the rules on extradition and seizure of the proceeds of crime.
At the opportune moment, during autumn, we shall then consider the best plan of action in view of the experience gained.
Let us gain some experience with the system being proposed now and then we can consider this idea at a later date.

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